Student Trial

Right after I started the one month trial I saw the one year trial for students. How can I get this trial? Whenever I try it only offers an option to create an account not add the offer to my existing account. 

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  • Hey all! Are you a student? Good news! We'll treat you to a free year of YNAB. More on our College Program can be found here. 🎉

    Have yet to start a trial? Click "Get Your Free Year of YNAB" on the page above and we'll send you an email to handle the details.

    If you've already gotten started, click the question mark in the bottom right corner of your budget to send us a message—and our team will help get you set up!

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  • I did the same thing when I started!  Just reach out to the student email address with the info below:

    "We offer all students YNAB free for 12-months (in addition to the free 34-day trial). If you’re interested, write into [email protected] with proof of enrollment—think student ID card, transcript or tuition statement (but anything that shows you are currently enrolled and includes your name, your school, and the date will do). We can’t wait to get you budgeting!"

    They're super fast at responding and should be able to help you. :)

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  • Thanks!

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    • Kate
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    • sweet_sunshine
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I applied for the student trial the day it was announced in 2014 and I definitely haven't regretted it. 😂

    Is the policy of reapplying for the student trial still a thing after the first one year student trial ends?

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    • Hi Kate !

      I'm happy the student trial served you well!

      We only offer a one year free trial for the online version and then a 10% discount on the first subscription purchase. However, having used the student trial for YNAB 4 doesn't affect eligibility for the new YNAB, so if you ever go back to school, let us know! ;)

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      • Kate
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      • sweet_sunshine
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Faness It's funny that you mention going back to school because I'm actually taking a couple of college classes in the spring to finish up my degree. How would you suggest I go about my request for a new YNAB student trial ?

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    • Kate What perfect timing! Once you have anything that confirms your upcoming classes (class schedule, dated school ID, tuition statement), send it to [email protected] and we'll send you a link for your free year. The free year will be added on top of your current subscription, so you wouldn't need to re-subscribe until a year after your next scheduled subscription payment. :)

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      • Kate
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      • sweet_sunshine
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Faness Awesome! I will use your instructions when I get my class schedule for the 2019 Spring semester. The only thing I think I'll be losing out on is my monthly YNAB cost of $5 a month since I was grandfathered in before the new YNAB cost of $6.99 a month took effect (and my previous monthly cost will probably not transfer over after my free year of YNAB).

      But that's okay. A free year of YNAB is a free year of YNAB. 😍

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    • Kate Oh no, we wouldn't take that from you! Your account will stay at that price, unless you delete the account. If after your free year you're seeing a higher price, let us know and we can get things back on the right track!

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      • Kate
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      • sweet_sunshine
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Faness Sounds good! Thank you Faness!

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      • Aritavashkai
      • playing with numbers makes me happy
      • aritavashkai
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Faness Oh, that is so good to know! I haven't applied for the student discount because I was scared of losing my grandfathered status. Only other thing is, it's my email address, but my husband is the student. Obviously, we use YNAB as a family, so that should be ok, yes?

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      • Kate
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      • sweet_sunshine
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Aritavashkai I'm so glad I asked about the grandfather status. 😂 I'm going to reach out to YNAB in December after I pay my monthly subscription so I can get the student trial for the entirety of 2019. Yaaaay going back to school!

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    • Aritavashkai Absolutely! YNAB is a household subscription, so the student trial can be applied for anyone in the home (we send a link and when you click on it the trial is applied to the account that you're logged into)! Just keep in mind that the trial can only be added once per email account, so if you have multiple students that's when multiple accounts may come in handy (even if only temporarily). :)

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    • Ally
    • AllyTheProgrammer
    • allytheprogrammer
    • 2 yrs ago
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    There's a student trial?! And then a discount?! I just paid for a regular year subscription after my 34 day trial :( 

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    • Ally Fret not! As long as you're a student, you're still eligible! When you have a moment, email [email protected] proof of enrollment (this can be just about anything from your school that has your name and a current date on it). We'll send you a link to redeem your free year, so you won't have to re-subscribe for an extra year, and you'll receive the discount at that point! :)

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  • Sorry to bump this thread again, but I figured I may as well tap on to this one rather than creating a new one as I have a question regarding the student trial:
    I have been using YNAB4 since June 2014 and have finally decided that I might try the new version. I am currently a student of a University (college) in Australia. If I try the new version I will get the 34 day trial, 1 year free due to the student trial plus a 10% discount for the first transaction after that, plus 10% discount for life due to my YNAB4 purchase. Am I eligible for a 20% discount for that first transaction (10% for student trial plus 10% for lifetime discount from YNAB4) or is that double-dipping? 

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    • Hi Justin !

      No worries! Asking on this thread is just fine. 😄

      Yes, you will get the free 34 day trial, plus the free student year. All you need to do is send us proof you're an active student – so it will need to include your name, the school name, and a current date. You can write in via email to [email protected], or live chat.


      The 10% lifetime discount and 10% off for subscribing after the free student year do not stack. Since I'm not seeing a YNAB 4 purchase under this email address, I reached out from [email protected], so we can get that applied for you!

      Let me know if you have any other questions!


       

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      • Justin
      • JDthebushwalker
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Thanks for the response Nicole at YNAB 
       

      I understand about the stacking - I figured that would be the case, but it was worth a shot 😉
      I purchased via Steam and at the time Steam could've been under another email address.

      I will respond to you via email.

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    • Hi Justin !

      I wanted to chime in here in case any other Steam users stumbled upon this thread! Steam users still qualify for the lifetime 10% discount, we just need proof of your YNAB 4 purchase to have the discount applied. :)

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  • Just found this out today! AND... email sent! 🙌🏿😁

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  • I have high school students who want to learn about budgeting. Some have kids and jobs and families they are helping. Is there a free high school version? 

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    • Steel Blue Vacuum Great question!

      We're limited in what we can offer to high school students, but for a classroom unit, we can offer all of your students two months (actually 64 days) of free YNAB. Here's how it works:

      1. Have each member of your class sign up for a full-featured, 34-day trial
      2. Send us ([email protected]) a list of the email addresses they used to set up their YNAB accounts.

      We can then add an additional month to those accounts, bringing the total trial time to 64 days.

      Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for considering using YNAB in your class!

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    • Matthew Follow up question - my kid is in grade 12 and wants to know where all her money is going! 😱 I can relate. I assume that she's not eligible for a free year now, but if I buy her a subscription now and she starts college in September, can she get a free year then?

      I guess the other option would be to give her access to our account and let her create her own budget under that account, but then I have access to her budget and she has access to the family budget — is that right?

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    • Beige Viper I can relate, too 😆 You're exactly right on all accounts, here! If you wanted to get her set up with her own YNAB account, then once she's got some proof of college-student-hood in hand, she can reach out and we'll tack that college year right onto her existing YNAB subscription.

      You can also create a separate budget in your existing user account, but you're right: she'll have access to your budget(s) and you'll have access to hers. I hope this helps!

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      • Bruce
      • Software Engineer
      • Bruce
      • 2 wk ago
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      Beige Viper Yeah, that's how it works.  I've got my kids set up with budgets of their own on my account, but I only ever let them access it while I (or my wife) is around to help.  I don't mind having access to their budget because they're still young and learning One is turning 15 in a couple weeks, the other almost 13....  I'm guiding them in some of their decisions yet.  

      It's different with an older kid, almost ready for college.  I can see how she wouldn't want you peekin' in on her budget and how she's managing her money.  At some point, I'm sure I'll have to give my kids their own account too.  Will most likely pay for at least the first year, and then let them set up savings goal so they'll be ready to pay for the next (and all following) years.

      It would be nice in the mean time if I could set up a different login with access to only their budget, but for now at least, that option doesn't exist.

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